Museum of Chora

near Marathopoli





Archaeological Museum of Hora

The Archaeological Museum of Hora was founded by the Greek Archaeological Service, with responsibility Antiquities Olympia, immediately after the end of his inquiries Carl Blegen and Spyridon Marinatos, two eminent archaeologists, whose names were, in fact, honor the two main streets the country.



The museum was created to house the most important finds from the excavations , finds that due and the international promotion of the region . The volume of material that had come to light was such that some of the finds from the excavations Marinatos ( material from Voidokoilia , the ancient Korifasio the pine cones and other Mycenaean sites Pylia ) formed the core of the archaeological collection of the other remarkable regional museum , the Museum of Pylos , which was created in the early I960, donations of medical Christos Antonopoulos , homogeneous Chicago.

The collection of the Archaeological Museum of Chora far exceeds local importance, due to the volume and nature of the findings contained therein. The archaeological museum's collection consists of vases and other objects in their majority dating of Late Mycenaean era (1550-1100 BC ) . It is , undoubtedly , one of the richest collections and didaktikoteres Mycenaean finds are in Greece and, with respect to the Peloponnesian space , equally important as that of the Museum of Nafplion.


The items stored in the Museum have been found in various Mycenaean , mostly , positions distributed over a large geographic area within the Messinian area . They come from major residential locations including Peristeria Kyparissias ( one of the most important early Mycenaean centers of Western Peloponnese) , the Nichoria (among Rizomilo and fruitful ) and Eglianos (seat of Anak Pylos , administration and trade center during the Late Mycenaean ) , and other smaller centers or settlements in the region . Also comes from large vaulted tombs of kings , local rulers ( local ruler ) or large landowners , but also from small vaulted or domed tombs of the population . Deleted , so , through the various sets of findings on the basic structure of the Mycenaean society to Pylos, which flourished during the late 13th century BC , and disclosed the contents of text on the Linear B tablets of Englianos .



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